Marvel boss reveals a film ‘will feature an LGBT character’ in future

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Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios, has promised that “in the next decade or sooner” one of its films will feature an LGBT character.

Feige has said that in the next decade or sooner, an LGBT character will feature in one of the films, even though there are no plans as of yet for such a character to appear in any scheduled film.

“The comics always make the path that we get to have the fun of saying, ‘Yeah let’s choose this way or let’s choose this way’, and I think there are a lot of cool things happening in the comics now that – it’s usually a five to ten-year cycle between when something happens in the comics and when we can do it in the movie, sometimes a little less, but Civil War is certainly about the ten-year mark. Winter Soldier, I think, was around that time.” He told Collider.

”So we always look at stuff that’s happening in the comics and go, ‘Where could we do that?’ Sometimes it’s sooner, but there’s no reason why that couldn’t happen in the next decade or sooner.” He added.

Stan Lee, the former President and Chairman of Marvel, earlier this month said the world: “has a place for gay superheroes,” but said he thought Spiderman should never be gay.

He added: “I have no problem with creating new, homosexual superheroes.”

”It has nothing to do with being anti-gay, or anti-black, or anti-Latino, or anything like that.”

”Latino characters should stay Latino. The Black Panther should certainly not be Swiss.”

”I just see no reason to change that which has already been established when it’s so easy to add new characters. I say create new characters the way you want to. Hell, I’ll do it myself.” He concluded.